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Inspired by a patchwork quilt, Toña and her grandmother use vacant patches of land in their neighborhood to grow vegetables, then form The Patchwork Garden Club to encourage other children to follow their example.
A bilingual story, inspired by the childhood of Valentina Cruz, whose family was one of the first permanent inhabitants of the Galapagos islands. Valentina makes a promise to protect the islands and her animal friends.--Provided by publisher
"In this heartbreakingly tender picture book, a young girl and her family become climate refugees as the small island they call home is slowly engulfed by rising sea levels"-- Provided by publisher
"A young Salvadoran boy dreams of becoming a doctor who speaks both English and Spanish so that patients like his beloved grandmother are not afraid to visit the doctor"--Provided by publisher
A young Lenni Lenape Indian child describes her family's life through the seasons. Includes facts about the Lenni Lenape Indians.--publisher
"A sweet and simple introduction to Inuit hunting practices and the proper treatment of game. Nutaraq and Simonie are eager to go on their first hunting trip with their father. As they load up their snow machine and sled for the trip, Nutaraq hopes that she will be able to catch her first caribou that weekend, with some help from her dad. But when the trip nears its end and Nutaraq still hasn't caught her first caribou, she tries her very hardest to follow all of her father's advice about how Inuit traditionally hunted on the land"--|cProvided by publisher
This simple story in Cree and English explores a young child's relationship to his grandmother, or kôkhom, as they go for a walk in the woods to pick rosehips.
"Join Ali as he overcomes his fear of spiders and discovers their usefulness, in today's world as well as during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad"--Back cover
Chapito learns about the tasks of the farm by asking why Manuel weeds the corn, why Doña Ana feeds the chickens, and why Ramón milks the cows
Follow the adventures of the great Chinese explorer Zheng He (1371-1433) during the renowned Ming Dynasty in this illustrated bilingual book. The young Zheng He dreamed of foreign lands, his imagination awakened by a porcelain vase his grandfather and father brought home from overseas. It became his goal to find this stunning cobalt colour but the road to fulfilling this dream was not a straight one